Citrus Packing Crate Art

Robert Engleheart

Robert
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In the 1940-50’s the California citrus industry used to label their packing crates with graphic art that denoted the brand. Wife and I and another couple were browsing a local junk/antique shop while waiting for a restaurant to open for dinner and I came across this. Only one framed and matted, they were so nice it was hard to believe they were original. I think I’m going to go back and buy the rest, about 12 each unframed.
 

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Trout Bum
I do not have a photo of it, but there is a Life Pears crate label that features a dude fly fishing.
It is so choice.
 

Skip Enge

Uck Uck Uck, bitches
I love that stuff...I used to work for the Oregon History Museum...Seufert Wheels of Fortune...incredible art...
 
These are indeed magnificent parts of history. Should be collected, well-preserved, and showcased for all the new generations to see.
 

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Uck Uck Uck, bitches
may I suggest something?...if you are so fortunate as to find such period labels in reasonable condition...de acidify them... The acids in papers of that time will turn a lovely orange over time...
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"...de acidify them... The acids in papers of that time will turn a lovely orange over time..."

Hmm, didn't know about that. Will keep that in mind.
 

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Uck Uck Uck, bitches
"...de acidify them... The acids in papers of that time will turn a lovely orange over time..."

Hmm, didn't know about that. Will keep that in mind.
I am a veteran of museum culture...without touting some elite knowledge...I was the shit when it came to that...look me up you won't find much...I got paid for my expertise...still bothers me...but i will say in the early 2000's we met at a retiring Directors get together at the heathman on broadway in Portland Oregon...I was late , I poked my head in and I got a standing ovationfrom I don't know 200 peers ...I cried...I felt like what I did mattered for over 20 years...That my friends is something i will never forget. But there won't be a record of it anywhere...That is what qa non profit servant is...no hero worship just an instance of acceptance...I had that moment.
 

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